We asked our readers which were their favourite Chinese New Year TVCs this year from 31 videos selected by us. Almost 300 validated online responses were received and we have drawn up the rankings in the following pages.
This a very limited survey amongst affluent influencers and opinion shapers in the Malaysian marketing communications and media industry. For those who have been voted by our readers into the top 15, take a bow.
1. RHB Group: Belief
Inspired by true events, this story is about a boy who managed to make meaningful progress in his life, not only because he believed in himself, but also because his two biggest supporters have faith in him.
2. PETRONAS: Heart
Petronas: “At a time when our hearts are open, is when the greatest blessings are seen.”
3. Daikin: Forget Me Not
Daikin promotes the values of cherishing one another and being thankful for the times we get to spend with our loved ones.
4. Watsons: Happy Beautiful Year
An energetic performance by a cast of popular celebrities
5. Digi: Grandfather Stories
A young man struggles to find his place in the world. It’s only when he pauses to listen to what Grandpa is actually saying, did he realise the true value of his heritage.
6. CIMB: You Sang, We-Sang
Celebrations are only
7. Panasonic: Lat Talilat Tali Tam Pom.
Unexpected visitors are coming, and the house is a wreck. Panasonic drives home the messaage of being festive-ready .
8. Prudential: Word Count
Ah Pa and Ah Girl have always been close. But an ever-growing distance between them starts appearing. Prudential’s 2019 Chinese New Year film celebrates their journey.
9. GamudaLand: The Family Tree
This is the tale in the film: Life is like a tree. When nurtured well, its roots grow deep. Its trunk grows straight, providing strong support. Its branches stretch upwards, reaching great heights. Our values form deep roots in our life. Roots that make us resilient against winds and storms, and bring happiness and joy.
10. TNB: ONG-est Hours
Reunion done, makan done… now what? Not many realise, the hours between reunion dinner and midnight on the eve is the most ong-spicious … but why hor?
11. Maxis: Dooit For Family
Every year during Chinese New Year, families come together to play. Maxis Dooit For Family is about who will win. The Ong Lai family? Fatt Choy family?….
12. PLUS: Shou Xin
Ah Boy seems tangled up with his father’s annual routine every time he returns to celebrate Chinese New Year.
13. KFC: 300ft of Separation
Here’s to stronger bonds this Chinese New Year. Let’s interact with the family more. From all of us at KFC.
14. AirAsia: The Perfect Lou Sang
Family is just like Lou Sang, always better together. This film takes the concept to perfection.
15. Malaysia Airlines: The Spirit of Hospitality
Siblings Second Officer Vivian and flight attendant Adrian prove that distance only makes the heart grow fonder in this Chinese New Year reunion story.
*All descriptions are excerpted from YouTube, etc., and are not definitive; they only serve as a brief guide